Saturday, 31 May 2014

results of eco printing on fabric

 these bundles of leaves had been stewing for 4 to 5 weeks so I had great expectations I used red acer leaves red prunus green acer and sycamore.

 these photos are as I unwrapped them
 The results were very disappointing  not much colour and poor prints
 The prunus which had a tannic and alum gave some colour red

 this had a tin mordant which gives it the blue colour
 iron mordant which does work well but is always a blackish print
 the acers did not keep there red colour

The green acer left quite a good print with an alum and soya milk mordant all in all I was disappointed with the results I think I might have steamed them too much .

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